Fox Renews ‘Human Target’, ‘Lie to Me’

To be honest, I haven’t really watched much of Tim Roth’s show Lie to Me. However, I’m really excited for the news that Fox has apparently renewed the show Human Target. According to EW’s Michael Ausiello (who is usually right about this stuff) the network has decided that the freshmen drama needs another 13 episodes to really find an audience.

Although, as Ausiello points out, there’s no “official” word from Fox, his sources confirm that the network is about to pick up Lie to Me for a 13-episode third season. But more importantly, at least for me and probably for you too, Fox has also opted to bring back struggling freshman drama Human Target for a 13-episode second season as well.

In addition, the network will reportedly bring in former Chuck co-executive producer Matthew Miller to be the new co-showrunner alongside Jonathan Steinberg.That’s an interesting decision as I felt the show was pretty good the way it was. Usually when networks do things like this they don’t like the way the show is going creatively or they need someone who can keep costs in line (or both).

More than likely Fox is going to do with Human Target what NBC did with Chuck, cut the budget but allow it to have another season. So, in that respect, it makes perfect sense to bring in someone like Miller who has experience with a show where the budget is greatly reduced but still manages to make the show look good.

Whatever the reasons, I’m just glad Human Target is getting another chance. It’s a good show that deserves it.

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